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Courting Style

Exclusive interview! Her serve is not the only stylish thing about Caroline Wozniacki – prima fashionista of sports.

How do you become the world’s best tennis player by the age of 20? Ask natural beauty Caroline Wozniacki and she’ll tell you ‘hard work, passion for the game and the will to be the best – in the entire world.’ She says all top seeds share these traits, but few can match her for moving a racket with feminine flair and confident radiance. Always seen in the latest tennis dresses, set off by flowing blond hair and glowing skin, we wanted to know how the star aces the style game too. We caught up with her in Istanbul and got the inspiring story.

What is beauty?

– Being comfortable in your own skin. Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, and confidence is the key. If you believe you’re beautiful, you are. It’s as simple as that.

Maybe that’s why the prima fashionista of sport has been scaling the heights in Stella McCartney for years. The British designer really knows how to make feminine, ultra-functional fashion. Caroline says McCartney’s clothes give her the confidence to focus only on her performance on court.

We love her latest number: artfully cut and very body-con. Rumour has it the dress was inspired by McCartney’s Octavia Dress, a huge seller worn by celebs including Kate Winslet and Penelope Cruz.

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Why did you pick this dress and what do you love about Stella?

– I’m always excited to see the new designs because I love wearing Stella McCartney. I love blue and the dress is comfortable and form fitting. I also love that Stella always finds a great balance between fashion and tennis so her designs are always special.

You once said you’re a perfectionist who always aims to be the best. Does that apply to style, too?

 “I love fashion, so it’s important to me to look stylish on and off the court, but I try not to let trends control everything I wear. I like to have fun with my outfits and want my personality to shine through.’ 

What is your favourite beauty look?

– Natural! I like my skin to feel light and clean, so I use products that are good for the skin. Sometimes I play with different eye shadows, or lip glosses because I hate when my lips feel dry.’

And your beauty regimen? Any must-have products?

– I like to keep my regimen simple and natural. I travel a lot, so I have to keep things easy and packable! I drink lots of water, get plenty of sleep and moisturise every day. And SPF is essential!